Our Work

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Hanoi office is implementing projects across the Mekong region aimed at strengthening political education and international solidarity. We work with state and non-state partners such as universities, think tanks, research and educational institutions as well as other stakeholders. Since its inception, RLS Hanoi office has been striving for Social Justice and the assertion of social rights. We also emphasize the urgency of Social-Ecological-Transformations, as the Mekong region is especially vulnerable to the escalating environmental crises. Apart from that, we work towards strengthening International Dialogue between Germany, Europe and the countries of the Indo-Pacific. In Vietnam and Laos, we also support the exchange and experience sharing on questions related to Socialism in the 21st Century. Below you will find projects, we have realized with our partners over the past years.

Social-Ecological Transformation, Socialism, Vietnam

Grassroots Democracy and the Environment

The implementation of environmental protection policies faces challenges on the communal level. RLS and its partner are researching ways to strengthen people’s participation and the role of grassroots democracy in shaping and achieving environmental protection.

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Social Justice, Vietnam

Feminist Legal Theory in Vietnam

Feminist Legal Theory has made crucial contributions to strengthening gender equality. The University of Economics and Law and RLS are supporting its integration into Vietnamese legal education and practice.

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Laos, Socialism

Supporting Laos' National Assembly

RLS is supporting the ‘Intersessions’ of Laos’ National Assembly. These allow National Assembly members to prepare for upcoming parliamentary sittings and thus ensure a more deliberate and well-informed legislative process.

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Social-Ecological Transformation, Vietnam

Summer Camps on SET

RLS and its partner are hosting an annual summer camp on the Social-Ecological Transformation in order to equip Southeast Asian youth with the skills needed to address environmental issues.

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Social Justice, Socialism, Vietnam

Working Towards Living Wages

Average wages in Vietnam remain low. In collaboration with IWTU, RLS aims to raise awareness and building capacity for trade unions and workers on the issue of living wages through trainings, workshops and research.

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Cambodia, Social Justice

Reporting on Social Justice Issues

Many workers in Cambodia experience unsafe and unfair labor conditions. Gender-based violence and pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic aggravate the predicament. RLS is supporting an independent Cambodian news agency in exposing these issues.

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Social Justice, Socialism, Vietnam

Grassroots Democracy and Ethnic Minorities

The Vietnamese state has made great strides in extending the democratic rights of its people. However, their implementation in ethnic minority areas is lagging behind. RLS and its partner are researching measures to strengthen grassroots democracy in these areas in order to further social and economic justice.

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Cambodia, Social-Ecological Transformation

Climate Change Affecting Tonle Sap Lake

The livelihoods and biodiversity supported by Southeast Asia’s largest lake are threatened. RLS and its partner are supporting research and advocacy work aimed at understanding and mitigating the impacts on Tonle Sap Lake.

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Social-Ecological Transformation, Vietnam

Higher Education on SET in Vietnam

The environmental crisis is effecting the everyday life in Vietnam. The country’s youth is going to play an important role in tackling this complex challenge. Yet, academic debates often neglect systemic factors. RLS and its partner C&E aim to change this by promoting the SET concept in Vietnam’s higher education.

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